Paddy Crumlin

HMAS Perth

Navy Personnel Shortages can be Fixed with Merchant Seafarers

By Paddy Crumlin 2019-06-07 02:27:28

A shortfall of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel that has resulted in an upgraded warship being left in dry dock since 2017 could be addressed by utilizing civilian merchant seafarers to fill a range of naval support and auxiliary roles. Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth has reportedly been in dry dock following the completion of a major refit and upgrade because the Royal Australian Navy hasn’t been able to crew the vessel. Australian taxpayers should be shocked to learn that...

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